News Release 236

Open house and historical cave tour planned July 16 at Onondaga Cave State Park

Volume 39-236 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 6, 2011 – Join staff at Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg on July 16 for an open house and special lantern-led tour of Onondaga Cave.

The open house will begin at 4 p.m. with a short presentation about recent and upcoming park activities. Members of the Onondaga Friends Association will present a short program outlining their role at the park. The public is invited to provide input about the park and its services. Light refreshments will be provided by the association.

At 5 p.m., the association will conduct a special two-hour lantern-led cave tour of Onondaga Cave. Characters from Onondaga Cave's past will be highlighted in this historical tour showcasing the cave's history. Space for the tour is limited and advanced reservations are required. A fee of $22 for adults and $12 for children 11- 14 will apply. While small children are welcome, this tour will be geared toward an adult audience. Proceeds will be used by the Onondaga Friends Association to enhance interpretive services at the park.

Onondaga Cave State Park is located seven miles southeast of the Leasburg exit off of Interstate 44 on Highway H. For more information, contact the park at 573-245-6576 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit